Ag In The Coffee Room

Whether you know it or not, Agriculture affects everyone.

At one particular urban coffee shop, the managing barista who had a Ag background decided to educate his urban customers on how Agriculture actually affected them. One morning while all the guys were sitting around drinking their coffee, the barista leaned over and said, “I bet you can’t tell me where your coffee comes from.” All the men looked at each other and one spoke up saying, “Well it’s from here at your shop and it’s the best cup I’ve ever had!”

The barista responded, “Well I appreciate that, but those coffee drinks don’t just come from my shop. I actually get all my products from a farmer. If you really want to see where your coffee comes from, stop by tomorrow morning.

The next day, the men were all intrigued as they hurried into the coffee shop and wondered what would happen. The barista took all their orders and made them their coffee drinks again. When every order was filled, the doors to the coffee shop slammed open and in walked a farmer carrying a 50 pound sack of coffee beans. The barista said, “Who ordered coffee today?” Many of the men raised their hands. The barista continued, “In order for me to make your coffee, I have to have coffee beans which come from my good friend’s farm.” The farmer dropped off the sack and left the shop.

5 minutes later the door swings open again and in walks the same farmer. However, this time he is carrying a 50 pound sack of sugar. The barista said, “Now, who ordered a cappuccino today?” Few other men raised their hands. The barista continued, “In order for me to make those cappuccinos extra sweet, I have to have sugar grown from my good friend’s farm.” The farmer dropped off the sack and left the shop.

At this point, the men’s eyes were wide open not knowing what they would see next. 5 more minutes later the door swings open again and in walks the same farmer, this time holding a young calf. Immediately, the men started laughing and one even said to the Barista, “Now I know that you use coffee beans for our coffee and sugar for our cappuccinos, but what on earth do you use a baby cow for?”

The barista paused, looked at the men sternly, and said, “Anybody order DeCALF?” #AgInTheCoffeeRoom #Funny #HeresaLaugh #Agriculture

(Copyright 2018 Brandon Baumgarten)

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Brandon Baumgarten

Brandon Baumgarten grew up in the small town of Oilton, Oklahoma and was elected to serve the Oklahoma FFA Association as State Secretary, State President, and as a National Officer Candidate representing nearly 25,000 students on the local, state, and national levels from 2011-2013. Afterwards, Brandon launched his speaking career and authored the highly sought after leadership book, Caught Up & Called Out, hoping to help others see the impact they can make on this world. He is a professional speaker, speaking at over 100 different events each year, and a graduate from Oklahoma State University in Agricultural Leadership, and was even named a top 10 student. He is a Zig Ziglar Legacy & Youth Certified Presenter and his message is always to engage, encourage, and empower you to do something big in your life! No matter if you are a student, teacher, parent, or business executive, Brandon's presentations are certain to make you laugh, think, and realize your impact is about to begin!

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